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In The Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami
In The Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Miso Soup, 1 May 2006
Started well with a lot of promise and mystery.

Enjoyed it alot with alot of expectation for the ending. Nice writing style too, though could have been more sensitive in places.

However, for me, the ending for me was too simple.

Once it had built up to the climactic halfway point all the questions in your mind that made the story extraordinary and exciting were simply answered.

In place of the earlier excitement was a generally more philosophical tone that was too subtle and underplayed to be engaging and failed to add anything essential or valueable.

I got well into the book and couldn't put it down, but after The Main Event of the… Read more

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